Adjunct Instructor of Music, Harp
Joined Connecticut College: 2011
B.A., Music, Eastman School of Music; B.A., Economics, University of Rochester; M.A. in harp performance, New York University
Megan Sesma has performed in venues that range from Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow Russia, the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Carnegie Hall and numerous concert halls in South America. Her experience has placed her under the batons of some great conductors ranging from Neeme Jarvi and Yuri Temirkanov to John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith. Ms. Sesma has also shared the stage with such legends of contemporary and popular music as Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Diana Krall and Dianne Reeves.
Ms. Sesma is currently the first enlisted principal harpist with the United States Coast Guard Band, which in February 2003 added a harp position for the first time since its creation in 1925. In addition to her position as principal harpist with the USCG, she substitutes with the New Haven Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Hartford Symphony, Bridgeport and other symphonies.